The answer to climate-killing cow farts may come from the sea


They soon discovered that static electricity had caused entrapped methane from the flatulence and manure of 90 dairy cows to explode. But the incident pointed to a serious problem: Ruminant livestock, mostly cattle, account for 30 percent of all global methane emissions, pumping out 3 gigatons of the gas every year in their burps, farts, and manure. According to the United Nations , reducing methane emissions from cows could be one of the quickest ways to slow climate change.

'Every fraction of warming matters': World careering towards irreversible climate impacts, top scientists warn

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Landmark IPCC report provides wave of stark warnings, but stresses that rapidly putting the global economy on course to net zero emissions by 2050 could hugely reduce the escalating impacts that will result from a warmer world. The changes we experience will increase with additional warming.".


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Dire Scientific Warnings from the Study of Fossilized Shells and Our Hope for the Future

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million and affected more than half of the global population (4.2 Scientists have recently added to the body of evidence confirming global warming as the cause of previous extinction events. Human activity has already caused one degree Celsius of warming (1.8

Meat Industry Climate Claims – Criticisms and Concerns


methane) from animal and land management and land-use change, which make the biggest warming contributions in the agricultural sector.”. A separate analysis from Oxford University’s Our World in Data project found that transitioning to a global vegan diet could save 6.6

'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

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The intensifying storms, flooding, sea level rise, heatwaves, wildfires, and drought that are on the way could prove hugely challenging to the global economy, or they could prove genuinely catastrophic - the emissions pathway the world opts for will likely determine which scenario plays out.